2015 DFL Tournament Scholarship Recipient
2016 US Paralympian, Wheelchair Basketball
Position: Small Forward
Hometown: Elysian, MN
Birth Date: December 25, 1995
College: The University of Texas at Arlington
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
2009 – Under 20 Gold Medal
2011 – Under 25 World Championship
2011 – Para Pan Am Gold Medal
2012 – Paralympic 4th place finish
2014 – World 4th place finish
2015 – Para Pan Am Gold Medal
2008, 2009, 2010, 2014 – Varsity National Championships
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 – Female MVP at the Varsity National Championship tournament
2015 – First Team All-American at College Nationals
On August 10th 2001, Rose, her mom and three brothers were in a tragic car accident outside of their home in Elysian, Minnesota. The accident left her partly paralyzed from the waist down and took the lives of two of her brothers. She embarked in the process of rehabilitating her body, learning new ways of doing things and coping with the devastating losses.
As part of this process, she was introduced to swimming at Courage Center. From there she tried her hand at Sled Hockey, Track, Field, Archery, Tennis and Cross Country Skiing. She found that she really excelled with Wheelchair Basketball. It became a passion of hers.
In 2011 at the age of 15 she became one of the youngest people to ever make the Team USA wheelchair basketball team. She went on to participate at the 2012 London Paralympics for Team USA! Recently, the team won a Para Pan Am Gold Medal at the Toronto Games in August.
In 2014 she was awarded a full athletic scholarship to play for The University of Texas at Arlington on the ladies Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball team.